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Fringe Program

Fringe program for your company event or conference in Gurgl

Gurgl in Ötztal offers a huge range of activities for exciting side programs all year round, which everyone likes to look back on. Due to the excellent location right at the heart of the Tirolean Alps, hiking and skiing are of course particularly popular as outdoor side programs. But also mountain biking, cross-country skiing, climbing and geocaching promise entertaining sporty activities.

Outdoor ideas in Summer

Hiking, mountaineering and mountain biking are the best ways to explore the untouched mountain world around Obergurgl and Hochgurgl in summer. The stone pine forest, a unique nature treasure, is only 10 minutes away from Gurgl Carat and can also be hiked. The invigorating Alpine climate is just perfect to cool down while you can escape from the heat of the city.

Obergurgl-Hochgurgl, Stone Pine Forest, Hiking

Three-thousand-meter summit tour to Kirchenkogel
Kirchenkar mountain gondola effortlessly takes you up to over 3000 meters. From the top station, the group climbs the summit of Kirchenkogel, celebrating a peak conquest at 3113 meters.

Alpine hike to Schönwieshütte
An easy alpine hike leads from the top station of Hohe Mut mountain gondola back to Gurgl. A stop at scenic Schönwieshütte rounds off the nature experience.

History hike to Beilstein
A moderate hike leads from the village center through the beautiful stone pine forest to mythic Beilstein area. Human activities for more than 9000 years have been documented there.

High alpine hike to Gurgl’s lake area
Demanding hike for sporty people on an impressive alpine plateau. The destination of this hike is Gurgl’s lake area nestling against a truly spectacular mountain panorama.

Ötztal, Sölden, E-Bike Tour

E-bike tour to Langtalereckhütte
On your e-bike you pedal from Gurgl’s village center in the direction of Gurgler Ferner glacier. The destination is quaint Langtalereckhütte. Enjoy really rewarding views of glacier ice and snow fields in summer.

E-bike tour to Kirchenkarhütte
This e-bike tour leads up to Hochgurgl and beautiful Kirchenkarhütte at 2285 meters above sea level. A rest stop is a reasonable reward for the strenuous ascent.

Ötztal, Ötztaler Climbing Camp

Zirbenwald via ferrata
The access point to the moderately difficult via ferrata is about 15 walking minutes from Gurgl Carat. The via ferrata is embedded in Gurgl’s breathtaking stone pine forest.

Climbing taster course incl. abseiling
The participants learn the basics of sports climbing and celebrate their first success on the rocks together. A good level of physical fitness is recommended.

Obergurgl-Hochgurgl, Horses, Meadow

Trail running workshop
Under the guidance of a real Ötztal trail running expert, the participants learn the basics of trail running. The correct running technique, the use of poles and tour planning will be practiced.

Yoga in the stone pine forest
Surrounded by the mighty mountains of Gurgl and the ancient pine trees, the group experiences an unforgettable journey for all senses.

Riding on Gurgl’s Haflinger horses
Depending on the groups’ previous riding experience, a beginner's course is offered in our private riding hall or - for advanced riders - a trek ride to the scenic mountains of Gurgl.

Indoor golf
Thanks to the golf simulator you can play on one of the 54 most beautiful golf courses world-wide or improve your skills on the putting green. The golf course is Europe's largest indoor golf course.

Playing on one of the highest tennis courts in Europe makes a special experience. The awe-inspiring view of Gurgl’s fabulous mountains is already included.

Ötztal, Gurgl, Bike Rental

Pump track taster course
The Bike Republic Sölden invites you to join a pump track taster course where participants learn the basics of “pumping.”  A very fun alternative to real mountain biking.

Downhill taster course
Under the instruction of a trained guide, you will learn the right downhill biking technique first - before you hit the trails. The choice of trails is adapted to the ability and physical fitness of the group.

Little Ötztaler
Basic road cycling instructions are given. Then the challenge really starts. The participants will tackle and master an original stage of the Ötztaler Cycle Marathon together.

Snow sports options in winter

The Gurgl ski area is at altitudes between 1800 meters and 3080 meters. Therefore, it offers absolute snow guarantee from mid-November to the end of April. Alpine skiing, cross-country skiing and winter hiking as a winter outdoor program perfectly complement your event.

Obergurgl-Hochgurgl, Skiing

Beginner’s ski course
In the group, the participants learn the basics of alpine skiing. There are many easy (blue) ski runs and slopes available in the ski area.

Ski guiding for advanced skiers
Together with an expert guide, the participants explore the ski area of Obergurgl and Hochgurgl. The quaint mountain huts within the ski area are perfect for a stop in between.

Deep snow skiing
The participants learn the basics of "safe behavior in alpine terrain" and afterwards they hit the deep snow slopes in Obergurgl and Hochgurgl together with a guide.

Ski tours
After an avalanche awareness introduction, including a short training session, the group sets out on a ski tour together. The route will be adapted to the fitness and ability of the participants.

Obergurgl-Hochgurgl, Cross Country Skiing

Classic cross-country skiing for beginners
In this course, the participants learn the basic techniques of classic cross-country skiing. The first meters are covered together while getting used to the sports equipment.

Cross-country skiing for advanced
Advanced nordic skiers can improve their cross-country skiing technique in this course. On skating skis or in classic style, you explore the beautiful wintry cross-country ski trails around Obergurgl.

Ötztal, Sölden, Snowboarding

Snowboard course
Beginners and advanced learn or improve their snowboarding technique. Depending on the fitness level and ability of the group, the ski area is explored together on your snowboard.

Skiregion Hochoetz, Pistenskitouren

Snowshoe hike to Schönwieshütte
Together with your guide you explore the snow-covered stone pine forest. Thanks to the snowshoes, even meter-deep snow is not a problem at all. The moderately demanding ascent is followed by a stop at Schönwieshütte as a reward.

Telemark for beginners
Experienced skiers who want to try something new are strongly recommended to strap on telemark skis. The professional guides will show you the special technique and which other features have to be considered.

Nature, enjoyment and culture in every season

Scenic Ötztal is not only impressive on a sporting level, but also culturally. The region's museums give a deep insight into the history of the valley and the historical but also modern work of its inhabitants - and promise a welcome change from the congress or seminar. Be it sporty, cultural or relaxing, the expert Gurgl Carat team will be happy to organize an attractive side program according to your ideas as a perfect addition to your congress in Ötztal.

Ötztal, Sölden, Kaiserschmarrn, Food

Culinary journey through Gurgl
There are several traditional handicrafts in Gurgl. Tasty Goas Kas (goat cheese) produced by the Grüner family is one of Tirol’s highlights. Martin, the head of the family, presents his own products and his own company in the course of a tasting.

Wine tasting
The Steiner family from Gurgl has a longstanding and cherished wine tradition. The largest private wine cellar of Ötztal is hidden in the basement of the house. Junior boss and qualified sommelier Maximilian guides you through the world of wines.

Kaiserschmarrn cooking lesson
The participants grab their aprons and cooking spoons and, under the expert guidance of the chef, try the Austrian national dish – “Kaiserschmarrn” scrambled pancakes.

Top Mountain Motorcycle Museum, Hochgurgl

Visit to Motorcycle Experience
The motorcycle museum at Crosspoint is an absolute must-see for all ages. Myriad historic motorcycles and automobile rarities are presented on 4000 m2. Theme-related special exhibitions are held on a regular basis.

Visit to a local brewery
The Sölsch brewery in Sölden warmly invites you to look over the rim of the bottle. You start with a brewery tour and the first free beer to try. Afterwards there will be a small beer tasting incl. 5 beers.

James Bond Adventure World Sölden
A spectacular James Bond Adventure World has been created on the original film set of the 007 movie “Spectre”. On the peak of Gaislachkogl at 3050 meters, all participants can look forward to a top-class cinematic installation.

Producing soaps
In the SoapMANUFACTORY all participants get an insight into the traditional craft of soap making. The soaps created together can be taken home as a souvenir.

Ötztal, Sölden, Felssteg Tiefenbach

Mountain photography
Together with a Gurgl photographer you go on a short hike around Obergurgl. Participants try out different mountain and nature motifs and learn exciting things about the Ötztal mountains.

Helicopter sightseeing flight over Gurgl
A very special experience awaits the participants. Heli Austria takes you on an impressive alpine sightseeing flight over Gurgl’s majestic glacier world.

Glacier experience Sölden
The glacier road takes you all the way up to the gondola station of Rettenbach and Tiefenbach glaciers. The vantage platforms boasting also a test of courage, offer incomparable views of mountain peaks, glaciers and three thousand meter high summits.

A side program or incentive takes place alongside the main program of an event, congress or conference. While the main program focuses primarily on information, the side program serves as a break in-between the meetings. Especially at corporate events or company outings, it is usually the side programs that are remembered and promise special group experiences. An overview of many fabulous side programs for conferences and company events in Tirol can be found here.

The purpose of a side program varies from event to event. First and foremost, side programs loosen up the rest of the conference program and offer the participants the chance to take a deep breath and reorganize the new content. Additionally, incentives are also very popular and promise memories that will stay for a long time. They can also be an incentive that encourages particularly good performance. Another positive side effect: the participants get to know each other better, especially in sporting side programs. Networking and team building also play an important role here.